A food court with some established Asian eateries is headed to Chino Hills this September. Cravings Food Village draws from familiar restaurants throughout Southern California, along with some newcomers. This new Asian-inspired food hall is at the Chino Spectrum Marketplace, and inside a Chinese grocery store 168 Market.
Cravings Food Village was curated by Andy Nguyen, co-owner of Afters Ice Cream, Portside Fish Co, Pig Pen Delicacy, Wingman Kitchen, Dough & Arrow, Ground House Burgers, and Red Envelope. Nguyen shared with Eater the list of forthcoming tenants for Cravings Food Village. The 17,000 square foot food hall comes from Buena Park-based Tawa Supermarket, the parent company for mega grocery chain 99 Ranch Market, and 168 Market.
With that, here is a look at the tenants for the forthcoming Cravings Food Village.
Cauldron Ice Cream is an Orange County-based liquid nitrogen ice cream shop. Inspired by Hong Kong’s waffle cone, Cauldron’s “puffle cone” is as Instagram-worthy as it gets, and creates flavors with the seasons.
Asian-Mexican Dos Chinos was founded in 2010 by Hop Pham and Viet Tran. These two childhood combined Latin and Asian foods initially for their Dos Chinos food truck, but eventually opened up locations in Santa Ana’s Fourth Street Market, and Trade in Irvine.
Several newcomers are headed to Cravings Food Village, and the first is Mad Bun. Mad Bun focuses on bao buns, but with special flavors such as matcha.
With locations in the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, Oi Asian Fusion focuses solely on bowls. The Filipino restaurant offers an adobo bowl with braised pork belly, a chicken longanisa bowl, but doesn’t get pigeonholed with dishes like loaded french fries and pork belly jicama tacos.
Pinky Promise will make its debut at the Cravings Food Village as a modern Taiwanese style bakery.
Nguyen’s Red Envelope has a stall at the Fourth Street Market food hall, and boasts a true mash-up of cuisines, including a katsu bowl, pad thai burrito, pho with lobster, and uni fried rice.
Another newcomer is Tenori, which specializes in musubi. And while most Americans know the popular spam musubi, this Japanese rice snack — also known as onigiri — can include a number of ingredients.
What’s in store for the forthcoming Shomi Noods? Nguyen described this tenant as a “borderless ramen concept.”
Cravings Food Village. 4024 Grand Avenue, Chino Hills, CA